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The NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum

This series will focus on stories about the people changing the face of the food processing in the Garden State through innovation, hard work and lending a caring hand. The NJFPA will endeavor to tell the stories that might now get attention in other mainstream channels.

If this series inspires and provides actionable ideas, it will achieve its aims.

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May 18, 2021

Welcome to the fifth episode of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum. In this episode, Bill Mandia, Partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, speaks with Matt Topley, the Founder & President of Lansing Street Advisors. Bill and Matt talk about wild financial markets, advice for new entrepreneurs and why financial planning is paramount.

Guest Bio:

Matt Topley

Matt Topley, Founder & President of Lansing Street Advisors, oversees the delivery of investment, personal finance and life strategy advice to the firm’s clients. During an accomplished 25-year career in finance, Matt ran trading for a $1.5 billion hedge fund, created and ran a concentrated stock fund and helped found a $50 million private real estate fund that closed over 60 transactions in five years.

Prior to founding Lansing, Matt served as partner and chief investment officer at Fortis Wealth, a family office that serves ultra-high net worth entrepreneurs. Earlier, as a partner at Turner Investments, Inc. he dramatically expanded the capitalization of one of the busiest mutual fund trading desks in the United States.

In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations of Lansing Street Advisors, Matt writes the daily View from the Top blog, an industry research newsletter covering market trends and technical analysis. He is the author of the forthcoming book: "Top 10 Money & Life Considerations for Millennials," and frequently appears in The Philadelphia Inquirer, US News & World Report, Advisor News, The and other national media outlets. 

Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts from Holy Family University, an MBA from LaSalle University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. He is chairman and investment committee chair for BLOCS and a board member and investment chair for Holy Family University.

Listeners will hear: 

  • Why the current financial situation is the ‘wildest cocktail he’s ever seen in his life’.
  • Why it is still mostly good news for the food processing industry.
  • What has changed in the financial industry over the last year and what changes will last.
  • Advice for entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial life cycle: Wonder, Blunder, Thunder and Plunder.
  • Forecasts on the Mergers & Acquisitions market.
  • Advice for family owned businesses long term planning.
  • Lansing Street’s process with new clients.
  • Why  'investing is a psychology game, not an IQ game.'  

Download the Edited Interview Transcript